Myanmar Adventure : Bagan 

Bagan was considered to be the heart of Myanmar over the centuries. It burts of spiritual creativity which lasted for two and half centuries , beginning in 1047 and ending in 1287 when Kublai Khan raided the city. One the main attraction is the “Bagan Archaelogical Zone” which occupies an impressive 26-sq mile area. Sunrise…

Toyama Castle

About 10 minutes walk from JR Toyama Station you can find Toyama Castle. It was built around 1543. It is also called Azumi Castle. The castle ground is opened to the public but if you want to get inside, you need to pay. Unfortunately, the castle was still closed when I got there so I…

Maishima Incineration Plant

As I mentioned in my other post, there are two building or facility that has some weird design in Maishma, this one is the Incineration plant. It burns garbage from Osaka City, Yao City and Matsuhara City. Tour here is more famous than the Sludge Center and the facility are more tour-friendly too. Again the…

Maishima Sludge Center

If you have been to Kansai International Airport in Japan, you might have noticed two very distinct towers along the way. One is color blue and that is what I’m going to blog about. This building was designed by the late Friedensreich Hundertwasser. So what is this building? This is actually Osaka’s water recycling facility…

Retro Osaka Buildings : Arai Building

新井(Arai) Building was original a bank back in 1922. It then became a restaurant in 1976 but unfortunately due to some safety issues the restaurant closed. In 2005, a patry shop , Gokan opened in the first floor. The building has 4 floors and 1 basement floor. Currently the upper floors are now office space…